Royal Haslar Hospital, Haslar Road, PO12 2AA – Meet at The Gatehouse
Learn of Haslar’s history and future on this tour of the grounds and Chapel. In this year, the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, discover Haslar’s involvement in the care of injured troops who were returned to Haslar from the Normandy beach heads.
Royal Haslar Hospital was the first proper naval hospital in the country, receiving its first patients in 1753, and much later became the hospital for Tri-Service personnel and for Gosport residents. After much local protest, it closed in 2008.
The development plans are to retain and enhance everything of heritage significance, heal the scars of the late 20th century and construct new buildings to complement the old ones.
Guides from the Haslar Heritage Group will lead tours of Haslar grounds, pointing out buildings of unique architecture, telling of its rich history and illustrious military background, and also explaining the future roles this special heritage site will eventually offer.
Duration: approx 90 – 120 minutes.
- Saturday 14 September: Tours 1000 & 1400
- Sunday 15 September: Tours 1000 & 1400
- Saturday 21 September: Tours 1000 & 1400
- Sunday 22 September: Tour 1400
Booking opens on 24 August at 0930
Suitable for accompanied children 12+ years old. Parking is limited. Walking is mainly on the level but some uneven ground. Due to works, portaloos will be in use by St Luke’s Chapel. Refreshments may be available but are still being organised. Wear your walking shoes and bring a brolly if wet!
Check out other events close by *Shore Leave Haslar; also *RN Haslar Cemetery.
Haslar Heritage Group
Meet at The Guardhouse, Royal Haslar, Haslar Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 2AA